The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has shifted from a 1+3+4 CPU architecture to a 1+4+3 CPU architecture, which is more like a 1+(2+2)+3 architecture. The chipset delivers a 35% performance gain over the 8 Gen 1 thanks to additional performance cores.It can also accommodate up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
The new Qualcomm AI Engine, powered by the Qualcomm Hexagon Processor, is the major attraction. This allows functionality such as multi-language translation and transcription, as well as AI-powered camera functions. There is support for INT4, an AI precision format that improves performance/wattage by up to 60%.
Another notable improvement is that Snapdragon Elite Gaming now supports hardware-based ray tracing (much like the recently announced MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC). The SoC contains the latest Qualcomm Adreno 740 GPU, which is 25% faster and 40% more efficient. Unreal Engine 5 Metahumans Framework and Vulkan 1.3 APIs are supported.
The Qualcomm Spectra 18-bit triple Cognitive ISP, which enriches pictures and videos with semantic segmentation, is supported for imaging. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports up to 200MP cameras (take 36MP images with all three cameras at the same time), 8K HDR films, and more.
The Qualcomm 5G AI Processor in the Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System attempts to achieve high 5G speeds. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the world's first commercial SoC to have a dedicated 5G AI processor, as well as the first commercial SoC to enable Wi-Fi 7. It also has 5G Dual-SIM Dual-Active support (DSDA). Bluetooth version 5.3 and Bluetooth LE are among the additional connectivity possibilities.
By the end of 2022, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will be available in phones from OnePlus, Motorola, iQOO, Xiaomi, Asus, Oppo, Sony, Redmi, and other OEMs. Qualcomm's new processor is expected to power the next Vivo X90 Pro+, iQOO 11, Xiaomi 13, Samsung Galaxy S23 series, and other